Evesham, Worcestershire Genealogy
Guide to Evesham, Worcestershire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records
EVESHAM, a borough and market-town, and the head of a union, locally in the Lower division of the hundred of Blackenhurst, E. division of the county of Worcester, 15 miles (S. E.) from Worcester, on the road to London, 13 miles (N. E.) from Tewkesbury, and 93¾ (N. W. by W.) from London. The borough includes the parishes of All Saints, St. Lawrence, and St. Peter Bengeworth, together with most of the surrounding villages, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Abbot of Evesham. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, the Society of Friends, Wesleyans, and Unitarians.
Evesham, a municipal borough and market town with railway station, E. Worcestershire, on river Avon, 15 miles SE. of Worcester and 105 miles NW. of London.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Worcestershire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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